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Frederick Lantern

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Frederick Lantern

There was something moving. Another spider.

Teresa went to the bathroom to fetch some toilet paper and crushed the second spider. She then wondered if there were more lurking around. Teresa wasn’t fond of dealing with the spiders, but it gave her something to do.

Where They Reside

Joelle Richard, Special Contributor March 17, 2022
There was something moving. Another spider. Teresa went to the bathroom to fetch some toilet paper and crushed the second spider. She then wondered if there were more lurking around. Teresa wasn’t fond of dealing with the spiders, but it gave her something to do.
“People think you need to have nice things and a fancy job to be happy in life. Well, guess what? They’re wrong. I live my life doing what I want and seeing things that not everyone else gets to see, and I do it by doing what I love. That’s freedom.”

Road to Success

Sophie South-Miner, Special Contributor March 9, 2022

Zach watched the clock tick with a hand on his face and an elbow on his desk as he waited for the bell to ring. It was a conundrum, he was absolutely bored in his classes, but he hoped they would stretch...

We shuffled into a little room, where others already sat. A girl maybe 15, my brother’s age. A boy my age, eyes suspicious. A weary mother cradling a baby. All of us were uneasy, and the tension was as thick and heavy. Like the mud around us.

Stuck in Afghanistan

Malia Jeffers, Special Contributor March 3, 2022
We shuffled into a little room, where others already sat. A girl maybe 15, my brother’s age. A boy my age, eyes suspicious. A weary mother cradling a baby. All of us were uneasy, and the tension was as thick and heavy. Like the mud around us.
We had no idea why those owls fell out of the tree.

We had no idea that two days later, bombs would be falling on our heads instead of owls.

Owls: A Memoir of Fear

Scout Editors February 25, 2022
We had no idea why those owls fell out of the tree. We had no idea that two days later, bombs would be falling on our heads instead of owls.
The Ballad of Swords and Sparks and Stuck

The Ballad of Swords and Sparks and Stuck

Kate Greiner, Special Contributor December 14, 2021

The following piece won the Quill and Scroll writing contest for December 2021. She listens to the ticking of the clock, Pen glistening by the light of the morning. Ink dried... still infinitely Stuck...

Pondering the Past: Pantoums

Pondering the Past: Pantoums

As the year closes and students and teachers start to look back on the past year with the Frederick Dreamcatcher decided to look back ourselves with some poetry. Below are several pantoums from Mr. Coon’s...

Cold Feet

Cold Feet

Madeline Kovanda April 29, 2021

The wind howled as early morning began. The winter season had no thoughts of mercy and the snow continued to fall without stop for the second day in a row. “It’s about time you showed up!” Howard...

Boiling Mad Bops

Boiling Mad Bops

April 23, 2021

Let's face it, it has been a frustrating year. Fortunately, some students in Mr. Coon's Creative Writing class found a way to vent their frustration about the year using one of the newest trends in poetry,...

Turn a New Leaf

Turn a New Leaf

Joelle Richard April 15, 2021

Forget the pandemic for just one second, there’s another crisis that needs to be heard. The Amazon Rainforest is shrinking, receding; we can’t ignore it and pretend it doesn’t exist. We have...

Losing Something

Losing Something

Mollie Hervey April 1, 2021

Stop what you are doing, You’ve been going much too fast; There is something you are losing.   This busy life you have been pursuing, Soon it will all have passed; Stop what you are doing.   Your...

La Motivación

Madeline Kovanda March 23, 2021

The night was cool and empty. I sat in the parking lot, sitting with my CD player blaring music. The stale air that stayed locked in the car was freed into the cool air of the night. I watched the gas...

How Can She Still Get Under My Skin?

How Can She Still Get Under My Skin?

Maddie Chambers March 19, 2021

The bell rings overhead, signaling the end of our class period. I gather my things and walk out from the English classroom towards the lunch room, where I’m supposed to be meeting Jayden, my boyfriend....

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